NEW DELHI/NOIDA/GHAZIABAD: Delhi logged 24,638 fresh COVID-19 cases and 249 deaths due to the viral disease on Wednesday as the positivity rate stood at 31.28 per cent, meaning almost every third sample turned out to be positive, amid a growing clamour for oxygen and hospital beds in the city.
Only 16 ICU beds for COVID patients were available in hospitals across Delhi at 11:59 pm, according to government data.
On Tuesday, the city had registered a record 28,395 cases and 277 fatalities, the highest since the outbreak of the pandemic. The positivity rate was 32.82 per cent, also the highest so far.
The city has reported over 1,350 deaths due to the deadly virus in the last seven days.
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